Records Information Management One Year Certificate provides students with the methods for developing and controlling office records. Organized record keeping is vital to legal, business and other companies that must stay in compliance with regulations in regards to the United States government’s records policy. National record association handbooks will be utilized as part of this curriculum. Along with the Records I and II classes, a Tribal Records course has been developed, which is the first of its kind for Tribal Colleges and Universities. The BCC students will study the first recorded documents with the US government. The Tribal Records course begins with the Blackfoot Treaties and Agreements then progresses to Blackfeet Tribal current issues. Included are the records of the Elouise Cobell (Blackfeet) class action lawsuit against the United States for them is the management of trust funds. (RIM1, RIM11, and Tribal Records will be offered online by Spring of 2019.) Gainful Employment Disclosure
The Learning Outcomes from the Records Information Management One-Year Certificate are as follows:
•Students will code and arrange lists of personal, business and government names in proper order. Students will know how to apply records and information management principles to transfer information to an electronic database.
•Students will be able to identify federal government records,non-records, and personal papers; organize records into series; apply the inventory process; calculate disposal and transfer dates, and apply a program schedule and the GRS.
•Students will research Treaties and Agreements made between the Blackfoot Confederacy and the UnitedStates government, specifically the boundaries of the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Reservation and Rights guaranteed in those documents.